24 million painkillers sourced from India and destined for IS fighters, seized in Italy
The Italian police, on Saturday seized tablets of synthetic opiate that was coming from an Indian firm and heading for the Islamic State (IS) in Libya.
The financial police caught more than 24 million tramadol tablets being transported to Libya from India through the port of Gioia Tauro. The painkiller is popularly known as “fighter drugs” among the jihadist fighters of the Islamic State(IS) group.
The seized tablets are said to be of worth €50 million. The crackdown of police was a follow-up of a recent similar discovery of a shipment in Genoa in the month of May. The police suspect that the drugs were to sold by the IS fighters for €2 a pill
“According to the information shared with foreign investigative sources, the traffic of Tramadol is directly handled by IS to finance terrorist activities planned and carried out across the world,” the court in Reggio Calabria city said.
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